Any amount helps us achieve our goals

At the Intervale Center, we believe that good food can change the world. Financial contributions and sponsorships are vital to fuel this change. We welcome gifts in a variety of forms:

Make a Gift of Securities

We are happy to accept gifts of stocks and bonds and can provide you with transfer instructions. Please contact Development Director, Mandy Fischer at (802) 660-0440 x108 or by email.

Become a Business Partner

We have a robust business partnership program with multiple event sponsorship options that offer a great way to gain exposure for your company and its values while supporting our transformation of the local food system. To learn more about our business partnership program, please contact Development Director, Mandy Fischer at (802) 660-0440 x108 or by email.

The Intervale Center is proud to be a part of the 1% for the Planet network, whichconnects businesses and nonprofits to protect the planet. If you own a business, please consider joining 1% for the Planet and naming the Intervale Center as your beneficiary. For more information please visit


Join our Legacy Society

Though I do not believe that a plant will spring up where no seed has been, I have great faith in a seed. Convince me a seed is there, and I am prepared to expect wonders.
— Henry David Thoreau

Everybody can make a lasting and meaningful gift through their will. When you include the Intervale Center in your will, your vision for a vibrant food system can live on forever in the Intervale. Let us know your intentions, and we will include you in our Legacy Society. Gifts can be designated for a specific use or for our Nonprofit Endowment Fund housed at the Vermont Community Foundation.

In addition to designating a gift in your will, you can include the Intervale Center in your charitable giving plans through a charitable gift annuity, life insurance policy, or other planned giving vehicle. We are proud to partner with the Vermont Community Foundation to help donors arrange gifts of this nature.

To find out more, or to obtain a copy of our gift acceptance policies, please contact Development Director, Mandy Fischer at (802) 660-0440 x108 or by email.

The 1988 Will Raap Giving Circle

Thirty years ago, Will Raap went looking for his stolen car and found a mission. In the 1980s, the Intervale was a dangerous and unwelcoming place for visitors. Agricultural fields had been abandoned, and people were using the Intervale as an informal dumping ground for tires, furniture and other garbage. Will rallied dedicated community members and Gardener’s Supply volunteers to remove the garbage, rebuild the depleted fields through composting, and begin gardening and farming. Further, he invited the business community to explore the role that a vibrant Intervale could play in the local economy.

This community effort was the beginning of the Intervale Center. Will is a visionary, and for decades, he has challenged those around him to envision the impossible and then go and create it. Thirty years after starting the Intervale Center, Will is challenging us again to make the Intervale Center a leader in the global sustainability movement.

By joining The 1988 Will Raap Giving Circle, you are building a community food system that is good for people, our environment, and our economy. Membership in this society begins with a gift of $1988 or more to commemorate our founding year. Membership benefits include your name listed in the Intervale Center’s annual Impact Report and engraved on our recognition plaque, and invitations to annual events, including Midsummer’s Feast and our annual donor celebration event.

The price of building a community food system that provides nutritious, locally grown food for everyone while protecting our environment is significant. Leaders like Will Raap are defined by their vision and generosity. We are asking you to join The 1988 Will Raap Giving Circle and help us build the Intervale Center of our dreams.

For more information or to join, please contact Shana Trombley, Donor Relations Manager, at (802) 660-0440 x118 or by email.